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Hundreds Of Student ‘Superheroes’ Take To The Streets To Fight For Child Rights With CRY

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Iftar Party on the sets of Main Na Bhoolungi

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The cast and crew of Sony Entertainment Television’s romantic thriller Main Na Bhoolungi recently celebrated their EID together. On the occasion of this special occasion the makers of the show threw an Iftar party for their cast and crew members. It was a small celebration with some yummy delicacies followed by some fun moments. Talking about it Nigar Khan who plays the role of Madhurima in the show says, it was really sweet of the makers to throw an iftar party for us. Due to shoots we couldn’t celebrate much so even this small gesture meant a lot to all of us. I am quite blessed to have such an amazing crew who are extremely thoughtful.Well that’s really sweet, don’t you think? We wish EID Mubarak to all of them!

Entertainment, Shopping And Puppy Love This Season At Shop With Heart

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A special sale of garments worn by the stars of the movie Entertainment in support of Youth Organization in Defence of Animals (YODA)Starring Akshay Kumar and a gorgeous Golden Retriever who plays the title role in Entertainment, this year’s August release by Tips Industries doesn’t just promise to be a mega entertainer, but is also contributing to the cause of our loyal furry friends! In what promises to be an event full of fashion, fun and lots of love, the 2nd Shop with Heart sale will present to you the wardrobe of the stars from Entertainment (Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah, Sonu Sood, Krushna Abhishek & Prakash Raaj) along with personal pieces from Akshay Kumar, the lovely Twinkle Khanna, and Varsha and Ramesh Taurani.In a first of its kind initiative, a Bollywood and fashion collaboration will create a platform to help the cause of the animals that have featured in the film. Entertainment joins hands with Shop with Heart founded in 2013 by two friends - Varsha Taurani of Tips Indu…

AFFORDABLE LUXURY APPAREL LABEL “ZINNIA”

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Zinnia launches its brand of high fashion ethnic wear for women at J W Marriott, Mumbai on 1st and 2nd August 2014, which will be followed by another exhibition at Cache Art Gallery in Bandra, on 10th and 11th August 2014.Drawing inspiration from a plant cultivated for its bright showy flowers in vibrant colors, Zinnia presents its collection of stylish and exquisite salwaar suits, sarees, tunics and Dupattas created from natural fibres – cotton, silk, linen and blends. Zinnia brings to the Indian woman smart ways to wear traditional Indian treasures without too much fuss. The Anarkali, an eternal favorite is presented in an affordable price range, in understated elegance, achieving the fits with circular cut patterns which complement the Indian body perfectly. Handloom Sarees and Dupattas have been given the Zinnia touch with embellishments, block prints, cutwork and appliques to make each piece a unique visual delight, a sparkling line of vintage-inspired designs that retain a touch…

BREAKING BAD BAGS 16 NOMINATIONS IN THE EMMY’S RACE

In 2014, Breaking Bad entered the Guinness Book of Records as the highest rated show of all time. Since its television debut, Breaking Bad has been amongst the top ten television series of 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Currently airing on FX, Monday- Friday, 11 Pm, Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the greatest crime drama television series and is among the most-watched cable show with audience numbers doubling from the fourth season to the fifth.Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. To provide for his family's future after he is diagnosed with lung cancer, a chemistry genius turned high school teacher teams up with an ex-student to cook and sell the world's purest crystal meth. Having received numerous awards, including ten Primetime Emmy Awards already, this year too, Breaking Bad bags a towering accomplishment with16 nominations in the 66th Primetime Emmy® Awards race. For the first time ever, television…

CINESTAAN ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHED

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Films | Television | InternetCinestaan Film Company to produce 3 Films Cinestaan Entertainment Private Limited unveiled its plans to produce films and shall soonforay into television and internet services. Rohit Khattar is Founder and Chairman of Cinestaan and Anand Mahindra is a major investor.Cinestaan's first subsidiary, the Cinestaan Film Company is delighted to announce its foray into film production with a three film agreement with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ROMP Pictures. Rohit Khattar, Founder Chairman says, “I am delighted to announce the launch of Cinestaan Entertainment in partnership with Anand Mahindra. We share a common vision and similar tastes in story telling which shall, we hope, manifest in some good films. Cinestaan is committed to preserving the rich legacy of our cinema heritage for which we are working on several initiatives including an oral histories television project that shall celebrate the memories and contributions of our screen legends. To begin our f…

Vivek Oberoi returns to YRF after 12 years

To Bajao the Bank-ChorIn a massive announcement, Vivek Oberoi has just been confirmed to join the lead cast of YRF’s ‘Bank Chor’. He returns to Yash Raj Films 12 years after his super-successful last outing with them, Shaad Ali’s ‘Saathiya’. Vivek has been on a roll with two back to back blockbusters, ‘Krrish 3’ & ‘Grand Masti’ and will be seen in a completely different role as a CBI Officer who turns the bank-chors lives upside down. ‘Bank Chor’ is scheduled to go on the floors immediately and is planned for an early 2015 release. Added Vivek, “I'm really happy to be back in the Yash Raj family again, truly glad Adi thought of me for this role. Working with my buddy Riteish is always a pleasure, hope we bring our crazy chemistry to this one too! Here's hoping our entire team of Bank Chor steals a million hearts!”Speaking on the same, Ashish Patil, Business & Creative Head, Youth Films, Brand Partnerships & Talent Management at Yash Raj Films, “The gam…

Varun Dhawan, Shashank Khaitan and Aditya Singh Rajput at STRUT finale

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Creative Director & Celebrity Dance Instructor of STRUT – THE DANCEMAKERS, Bhaavesh Gandhi put up a stupendous show with his dance academy, flaunting their dancing moves. An extravagant finale show put up by his students & him, exhibited their spectacular dance moves, giving the finale that extra edge. Keeping up their tradition every season Strut The Dancemakers, had Bollywood’s current heartthrob, VARUN DHAWAN, as their Strut Star of this season, along with the director of the recent super hit, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, SHASHANK KHAITAN. The show, that was brilliantly put up for these celebrities, apart from students’ families & friends, was received with tremendous applause & accolades. Dialogue writer & Lyricist, and soon-to-be a chat show host, NIRANJAN IYENGAR, one of the partners of Strut was also present at the finale.The extravaganza witnessed a new dance form BollyZumba, merging Zumba with Bollywood moves. Super Advertising model & actor, ADITYA SING…

Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai at the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014, the XX Commonwealth Games

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On Wednesday 23 July 2014, Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai attended, together with Mr. Walter von Känel, President of Longines, the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014, the XX Commonwealth Games.During this ceremony, the Baton was delivered to Her Majesty The Queen, who read her welcome message to the athletes. This event officially opened the XX Commonwealth Games. Over a period of 288 days, the Baton visited 71 Nations and Territories, and covered 190,000km.Longines is the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Games, that are held in Glasgow from 23 July to 3 August 2014. In addition, the Swiss watch brand is the Presenting Partner of the Gymnastics competitions. It provides more than 190 timekeepers and 122 tonnes of equipment to support the event.The Official Watch of Glasgow 2014 is a chronograph in steel from the Conquest Classic collection, housing an exclusive mechanical column-wheel calibre. With a diameter of 41 mm, its black dial is set with one arabic numeral and…

Dancing sensation Suhani Dhanki

Leaving everyone spell bound emerging dancing sensation Suhani Dhanki entices Mumbai with her graceful  performs at Y. B. Chavan Centre as a part of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)‘Dance is Life’… This holds true for upcoming dancing talent Suhani Dhanki, a trained Bharatnatyam dancer who is fast emerging as a known face both nationally and internationally. She recently performed at a dance recital in Mumbai. Holding a masters degree in Bharatanatyam with a distinction and gold medal from Bharata College of Fine Arts & Culture and a degree in LLB from the Mumbai University, taking up this dance form was a deliberate choice for Suhani. Talking about Suhani love for dance she said with pride, “When I watched my guru dance and her commitment to the art, I knew that this was the dance form for me. I learnt Kathak but Bharatnatyam is the closest to my heart and will always remain so.”Dancing for the last 15 years, she takes inspiration from her guru her inte…

“DEITY” YRF Entertainment’s Next Will Be A Remake of KAHAANI

YRF Entertainment will remake the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Sujoy Ghosh directed and Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani, for Western and international audiences as “DEITY”. “DEITY” will be directed by Niels Arden Oplev (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”). Jose Rivera (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) and Richard Regen (“Tehran”) have scripted the adaptation. The movie is a thriller about an American woman who goes to Kolkata in search of her missing husband. As she gets closer to the truth, she finds herself at the centre of a dangerous conspiracy.  The story unfolds in the context of a colourful, week-long festival. An excited Sujoy Ghosh said, “It's an incredible step by YRF. Years back Aditya Chopra had said he wanted to make ‘Kahaani’ for a global audience… I thought he was kidding. But obviously not. YRF has left no stone unturned on making the English version. The new script by Jose Rivera and Richard Regen is perfectly suited for the Western audience and wh…

Kaun Banega Crorepati to shoot an episode in Surat!

The grandest quiz show of India Kaun Banega Crorepati all set to kick start the 8th season in SuratThe years’ most awaited television quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ is here and this time the game show will commence in great style and grandeur in the city of Surat with mega star and phenomenal host, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. The knowledge based show aimed at touching lives of millions across the country for the first time ever will be uniquely shot LIVE amidst citizens of Surat and telecast on Sony Entertainment Television.Like every year the launch of the KBC is one of the most celebrated events of the television industry and this year it is the fans of Surat who will not only get the opportunity to experience the show first hand but also participate in it LIVE. The event is scheduled for Saturday, 2nd August at Surat International Exhibition & Convention Centre, Althan-Sarsana Road, Surat. The registrations have commenced from July 22nd 2014.The selection of contestants…

Rohan Shrestha to learn underwater photography-cinematography in Indonesia

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Ace lensman Rohan Shrestha, who is known for his Bollywood as well as fashion and nature photography, will soon add another feather to his cap. This young photographer is gearing up for a trip to Indonesia to study underwater photography. Underwater photography is quite tough and requires immense skill and talent and is usually done with specialized equipment and techniques.Once he learns it, Rohan will be the youngest underwater photographer in India. Rohan says, “Apart from me, there are just two underwater photographers in India. I had always wanted to learn underwater photography-cinematography and I am quite excited at this opportunity.”

The trailer of Disney India & Anil Kapoor Film Company's Khoobsurat creates a splash

Disney India & Anil Kapoor Film Company launched the theatrical trailer of the highly awaited Khoobsurat, the country’s first official romance from the house of Disney. Starring Disney Girl and international fashion icon Sonam Kapoor and introducing Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan , Khoobsurat gives the country, its first modern-day-fairytale , bringing together a prince and a royal misfit against the backdrop of a picturesque setting. The trailer gave glimpses of what promises to be a refreshing, feel-good, family entertainer. Infact, as soon as it was launched, it created a Khoobsurat splash on the social media front. Karan Johar tweeted, "the feel good fashion forward film of the year!!!  #Khoobsurat#revisitvictory". Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, "What a fun trailer of #Khoobsurat . Well done and all the best @sonamakapoor@RheaKapoor and their team." "Omg sonamakapoor is totally khoobsurat RheaKapoor uve done it with 'the look' haan."…

Lauren Gottlieb To Appear Regularly On Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Following Public Demand

Lauren Gottlieb, who starred in UTV and Remo D'souza's superhit dance flick ‘ABCD’ (Anybody Can Dance) will now be regularly seen on dance reality show Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa.
Lauren and her choreographer- partner Salman Yussuf Khan had been appearing on the show as this season's challengers every other week. They will now appear on the show as challengers every single week due to their popularity and public demand.
A source said, “Lauren and Salman’s last performance as challengers won everyone’s hearts and keeping in mind their popularity and dance skills, the makers of the show decided to have them appear on the show every week.”

Salman Khan steps in to help edit Nikhil Dwivedi's Tamanchey

Superstar Salman Khan who shares a warm equation with actor/producer Nikhil Dwivedi recently went out of his way to help edit Nikhil's upcoming gritty ,intense love story Tamanchay also starring Richa Chadda. Salman who saw great potential in the film ,took time out of his busy schedule and decided to sit on a special edit of the film. Says Salman, "Nikhil is a nice and well-meaning guy. I saw the film and felt that it had potential in its genre, but felt that some portions needed to be trimmed. Sometimes we actors become megalomaniacs, where we let the film be long and the director also feels that isko kaatoonga toh isko bura lagega, so they keep it loose. So, it is actually our duty as actors to have it edited tightly". Presented by Fashion TV Films and produced by Suryaveer Sigh Bhullar, ‘Tamanchey’ starring Nikhil Dwivedi and Richa Chadda, is slated to release on the 19th September 2014.

Despite Being Pitted Against Big Production Houses, ‘Amit Sahni Ki List’ Sees A Steady Growth At The Box Office

Virr Das starrer ‘Amit Sahni Ki List’, a rom-com revolving around a young man’s quest for true love, which released this weekend, seems to have done quite well for itself, despite being pitted against two big releases. Though ‘Hate Story 2’ and ‘Pizza’, both films backed by big production houses, released on the same day as Amit Sahni Ki List’, the rom-com has not been overshadowed by the revenge drama and the thrill-chill fare. Despite having a modest budget and a release in only 350 screens as opposed to the general practice to releasing a film in around 900-1200 screens, ‘AmitSahniKi List’ has seen a steady growth at the box office. A hilarious take on dating and relationships, AmitSahniKi List, which also starred Vega Tamotia, Anindita Nayar and Kavi Shastri, revolved around a quirky investment banker’s quest for true love and the film is being much appreciated for its light-hearted treatment, great music, superb performances and effective humour quotient.  Producer T…

"Khoobsurat" - The country's first Disney Romance.”

Having created and celebrated fairy tale romances and family entertainers world over like no other, Disney brings India’s first modern day Disney fairytale- Khoobsurat. Befitting the title, the film top-lines actor and international fashion icon Sonam Kapoor, who is set to take centrestage as country’s first Disney Girl with the film.
While Sonam will essay the role of fresh faced, charming and effervescent Milli, an endearing misfit in a royal setting,  Khoobsurat will also mark the big Bollywood debut of Pakistani heartthrob and the most popular star of his generation, Fawad Khan, who will reprise the role of a straight jacketed royal prince in this romantic-comedy
"Disney is known world over for heartwarming stories that entertain the whole family, and with Khoobsurat, India will get its first modern-day Disney fairytale. Sonam embodies the character with such ease and panache that it makes this fairytale come to life,” says Amrita Pandey, VP and Head of Marketing…

Oscar Nominated Ralph Fiennes Taught rising star Tony Revolori to kiss in The Grand Budapest Hotel!

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After receiving tremendous acclaim overseas, the grandest, most extravagant, artistic, star-studded film from Wes Anderson aka 'THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL' is all set to release on 25th July in India! The movie recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.  The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and the sweetest confection of a love affair – all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray,Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson andOwen Wilson. Young actor and lead Tony Revolori has revealed his experience whilst shooting 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' sa…

Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty teamed up to scare crew members on the sets of Singham Returns!

Ajay Devgn besides being one of Bollywood’s finest actors is also one of Bollywood’s finest pranksters! From nearly every movie set you hear stories of a prank that he has pulled on his hapless co-stars!His smart alec operations are done so smoothly that no one can ever suspect that it is his handiwork! One such instance of him being at work is from his current action packed film, Singham Returns!!Recently on the sets of Singham returns, Ajay Devgn along with director Rohit Shetty played a prank and scared the crew members when they were were shooting in the beautiful locales of Ramoji Rao City inHyderabad!What we hear is that, Ajay and Rohit planned the entire prank in advance and took a spot boy under their confidence. The prankster duo made the spot boy wear white clothes and told the crew members that the set was haunted and that there is a ghost on the sets, as it was a night shoot and quite deserted.“Ajay Sir and Rohit Sir have been constant pranksters on sets. On…

Rhea Chakraborty heats up the action in Bank Chor! Cast as the female lead of the film

Rhea Chakraborty has been announced as the female lead of Y-Films’ ‘Bank-Chor’. She has a cracker of a role in the film where she will be seen with Riteish Deshmukh for the first time. Rhea started her career as MTV’s youngest VJ, and then made her big screen debut in the sleeper hit of 2013, Mere Dad Ki Maruti. She was also seen opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in his single, O Heeriye. This young actor is all set to explode in Bollywood with an exciting line-up of films. Up next is Rohan Sippy’s Sonali Cable, in which she plays the lead role of Sonali. She will also be seen in UTV Spotboy’s much awaited, ‘Babbu Ki Jawani’. There are a couple of big announcements around the corner, one from Yash Raj Films itself. More on that later.  An excited Rhea added, “Bank Chor is a rollercoaster ride and I’m delighted to be on it. I’ve had a blast with the team on Mere Dad Ki Maruti and I’m sure this is only going to be bigger and better. Get ready for some LOLs!”Speaking on the same, Ashi…

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL to release on 25th July in India!

After receiving tremendous acclaim overseas, the grandest, most extravagant, artistic, star-studded film from Wes Anderson aka 'THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL' is all set to release on 25th July in India!
The movie recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.  The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and the sweetest confection of a love affair – all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
Fox Searchlight Pictures in association with Indian Paintbrush and Studio Babelsberg present, an American Empirical Picture, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, directed and written by Wes Anderson and story by Anderson & Hugo Guinness. 
The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Ju…